Saturn V S-IC Stage at Dynamic Test Stand
Engineers and technicians at the Marshall Space Flight Center placed a Saturn V ground test booster (S-IC-D) into the dynamic test stand. The stand was constructed to test the integrity of the vehicle. Forces were applied to the tail of the vehicle to simulate the engines thrusting, and various other flight factors were fed to the vehicle to test reactions. The Saturn V launch vehicle, with the Apollo spacecraft, was subjected to more than 450 hours of shaking. The photograph shows the 300,000 pound S-IC stage being lifted from its transporter into place inside the 360-foot tall test stand. This dynamic test booster has one dummy F-1 engine and weight simulators are used at the other four engine positions.
Mediatype imageCreator NASA/Marshall Space Flight CenterDate 1/1/1966Year 1966Insightuid nasaNAS~9~9~59125~162970Source http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=1156Rights Public DomainWhat SaturnWhere Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)Identifier MSFC-6634373Addeddate 2009-11-19 01:09:39Publicdate 2009-11-19 01:16:16